From 13 April to 21 August 2022, the Musée Marmottan Monet presents an exhibition entitled The Theatre of Emotions. Bringing together almost eighty works dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, coming from both private collections and prestigious French and international museums, the exhibition retraces the history of emotions and their pictorial expression from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century. The fruit of a collaboration between Georges Vigarello, historian and philosophy professor, and Dominique Lobstein, art historian, the exhibition provides a new perspective on these works by contextualizing their creation.
The Marmottan Monet museum invites for its 5th opus of the Unexpected Dialogues, the plastic artist Hélène Delprat. She has chosen – without turning her back on him – not to dialogue with Claude Monet, but strangely enough to speak at a table, that of the dining room. In its center, a surprising gilded bronze top, created by Pierre-Philippe Thomire, goldsmith under the Empire. What can we tell the Bacchantes, the putti and other naked goddesses who dance on this table? We’ll find out when we visit the space reserved for Les Dialogues Inattendus, which Hélène Delprat has transformed into a ﬁlm setting that has more in common with the atmosphere of Chapeau Melon et bottes de cuir than with the grand bourgeois atmosphere of Paul Marmottan’s private hotel. Mirrors, stalactites, clay and paper objects, gold chains and swords, busts, models, vases recently decorated at the Manufacture de Sèvres, will be gathered on a too large table transformed into a theater of operations to discover from April 26 to October 16, 2022.